Havana, Sep 8. -Cubans reacted with sadness on Wednesday to the death of the Reverend Lucius Walter in New York, one of the most important pacifists of these times, at the age of 80.
His death was confirmed on Tuesday in a press release from Pastors for Peace, the organization he led, which said, "It is with immeasurable sadness that we inform you of the passing of our beloved leader Rev. Lucius Walker Jr. this morning."
Walker was born on August 3, 1930, and stood out for his work for peace and his tireless struggle for the freedom of five Cuban antiterrorist fighters unjustly imprisoned in the United States.
He was a founder of the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO)in 1967, and from 1973 to 1978, he was Associate General Secretary of the National Council of Churches in the United States.
Since 1992, Pastors for Peace has organized the annual U.S.-Cuba Friendshipment caravan, systematically breaking the U.S. blockade of Cuba by bringing computers, buses and medicine to the Cuban people. (Prensa Latina)